- Reading level: 10+ years
- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Campfire; Edition edition (26 July 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9380741251
- ISBN-13: 978-9380741253
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 0.6 x 26 cm
- Average Customer Review: 31 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sita: Daughter of the Earth - A Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) Paperback – 26 Jul 2011
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For those familiar with the Ramayana and its considerable length, Nagpal's annotated graphic novel version is an engaging adaptation that carries readers swiftly through major plot points. The short glossary is a nice addition, although not essential for older readers, since the meanings of most unfamiliar words are cleverly embedded through contextualization by Nagpal. . . The illustrations are vibrant and the text easy to read, both in terms of vocabulary and organization. Ideal for midlevel to early YA readers who enjoy fantasy, history, or epic tales. — School Library Journal
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About the Author
Born in 1980 in Dubai, Saraswati Nagpal was an early reader. She wrote plays, stories, and poetry through high school and college. A keen student of Indian classical dance and music, Saraswati has been teaching young children for five
years, and especially enjoys helping them weave their own stories through words, music, and movement. Her dream is to write many magical stories and she is working hard at it.
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I felt the narration and story needed more elements to it. The story was monotone and brief to actually enjoy but yes was a pretty good attempt. Anybody who is not aware of the story of Sita, Wife of Lord ram, then yes they are in for a treat as you will get the jist of her life
The best thing about the book is the artwork...The illustrations are simply amazing and i was floored by the work so much that i actually want to be an apprentice under the illustrator, hoping that i can steal his talent and secret
The book literally comes to life because of the artwork..
For a graphic novel, it is more graphic than novel, since story and content is not much but the artwork is beautiful, the color schemes, layout and the strokes are a treat to the eyes. Each page was frame worthy for me
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